On 12 AUG 15 NEC-SE posted the article: #2) The beginning of a new era for the oldest region (Syria)
In the article we stated:
What NEC-SE see from this link analysis is that Turkey, which was heavily engaged in Syria, has been defeated from a policy standpoint. With Zarif going to Syria and Lebanon, it has become clear that Iran is the key player in the region.
NEC-SE believed that before Assad leaves and is “replaced” the Alawites who have been tied to Assad and the Christians will have their own “region.” This is what Russian, U.S. and other key players in Syria may have agreed upon. The Christian “region” will be geographically linked to Lebanon.
The link analysis and our understanding of the operational environment show us that these key players have turned over the execution of their policy to Iran’s FM Zarif, who negotiated his country’s nuclear deal with world powers, which is why he is in Damascus and Beirut talking about the possible peace process in Syria.
Todays article states: “Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that both Russia and Iran would continue dialogue with the Syrian opposition, but Syrian President Basharal-Assad should be part of any political solution to Syria crisis.”
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